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UPDATES

High-level event marks 20 years of action to combat illicit trade in small arms and light weapons

On 26 July 2021, the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), held a live webinar entitled “A double-anniversary: The Firearms Protocol and the Programme of Action on small arms turn 20.” In 2001, governments agreed to the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and […]

On 26 July 2021, the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), held a live webinar entitled “A double-anniversary:...

UNRCPD hosts webinar series on gender in small arms control for Cambodian officials

The United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific (UNRCPD) concluded a series of  webinars on gender and small arms control for government officials...

UNODA concludes training series on gender and small arms control

In preparation of the Seventh Biennial Meeting of States on the United Nations Programme of Action on Small Arms (BMS7) and the Seventh Conference of States Parties to the...

UNODA and Sri Lanka launch National Preparedness Programme in the framework of EU Council Decision 2019/97 in support of the Biological Weapons Convention

On 22 and 23 June 2021, the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) convened a two-day virtual introductory workshop on the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) and its Confidence Building Measures...

National Experts in Cameroon Propose Practical Ways to Integrate Gender Perspectives into Policies to Combat Small Arms Proliferation

From 31 May to 3 June 2021, the United Nations Regional Center for Peace and Disarmament in Africa (UNREC) conducted a training for 45 governmental and civil society representatives...

OUR WORK

The main units of the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs.

EVENTS

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August 3 - September 18, 2020

Bangladesh (6 July- 21 August), Belarus (24 August- 18 September)

August 4 - September 4, 2020

Vienna, Austria

August 17 - 21, 2020

CICG, Geneva

Sixth Conference of States Parties to the ATT (CSP6)

August 17 - 21, 2020

Through written procedure

Sixth Conference on States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty

September 1 - 30, 2020

New York

Tenth Ministerial Meeting of the Friends of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) – TBD

October 2 - 2, 2020

International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons ( TBD )

October 28 - 30, 2020

Vienna, Austria

November 1 - 30, 2020

The Hague (TBC)

Twenty-Fifth Conference of the States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention

November 10 - 10, 2020

World Science Day for Peace and Development

November 16 - 20, 2020

New York

Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction. (Second Session)

November 19 - 20, 2020

Vienna, Austria

December 18 - 18, 2020

Virtual

Subscribing to the Hague Code of Conduct: opportunities and challenges for Asian States

January 18 - March 26, 2021

Geneva, Virtual/hybrid/in person formats

January 18 - March 26, 2021

Geneva

February 8 - 10, 2021

Virtual

UNODA x University of Tokyo Responsible Innovation in AI and data workshops

March 1 - 5, 2021

Vienna, VIC-M M Plenary

IAEA: Board of Governors*

March 8 - 12, 2021

Virtual

Responsible Innovation for a Secure Environment in Asia and the Pacific

March 8 - 19, 2021

Vienna, VIC C-BR C

CTBTO: Working Group B, 56th session* (tent.)

March 25 - 25, 2021

Vienna, VIC C-C3

OOSA: Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space: Briefing to Permanent Missions on the Legal Subcommittee, 60th session (p.m.)

March 29 - 31, 2021

Dili

In-Country Training Programme (ICTP) workshop on Gender mainstreaming small arms control in Timor-Leste

April 1 - 2, 2021

Dili

Training on development of a Timor-Leste national action plan (NAP), follow-up the ICTP workshop

April 12 - 23, 2021

Vienna, VIC C-BR D, Online

OOSA: Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space: Legal Subcommittee Legal Subcommittee, 60th session

April 16 - 16, 2021

Geneva

Biological Weapons Convention – First Prep Committee for the Ninth Review Conference (to be confirmed)

April 16 - 16, 2021

Geneva

Biological Weapons Convention – First Prep Committee for the Ninth Review Conference (to be confirmed)

April 28 - 29, 2021

Vienna, VIC C-BR C

Austrian Government: Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation, 20th Regular Meeting*

May 4 - 6, 2021

Phnom Penh

In-Country Training Programme (ICTP) workshop on Gender mainstreaming small arms control in Cambodia

May 4 - 6, 2021

Vienna, VIC-M M Plenary

IAEA: Board of Governors: Programme and Budget Committee*

May 10 - 11, 2021

Luang Prabang

Lao PDR National workshop on main commitments of the UN Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in SALW in All Its Aspects, International Tracing Instruments and tools to support their implementation

May 10 - June 25, 2021

Geneva, Virtual/hybrid/in person formats

May 10 - June 25, 2021

Geneva

May 10 - 12, 2021

Vienna, VIC C-BR D

UNODC: Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime: Working Group on Firearms, 8th session*

May 12 - 14, 2021

Luang Prabang

In-Country Training Programme (ICTP) workshop on Gender mainstreaming small arms control in Laos

May 12 - 12, 2021

Vienna, VIC C-C3

OOSA: Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, 64th session: Briefing for Permanent Missions

May 31 - June 4, 2021

Vienna, VIC C-BR C

CTBTO: Working Group A, 59th session* (tent.)

June 7 - 11, 2021

Vienna, VIC-M M Plenary

IAEA: Board of Governors*

June 21 - 25, 2021

Vienna, VIC C-BR C

CTBTO: Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization, 56th session* (tent.)

June 21 - 25, 2021

Vienna, VIC C-C2

UNSCEAR: United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation, 68th session* (tent.)

June 22 - 24, 2021

Geneva

Anti-Personnel Landmines Convention – Intersessional meetings

July 31, 2021

Today

August 23 - September 3, 2021

Vienna, VIC C-BR C

CTBTO: Working Group B, 57th session* (tent.)

August 30 - September 3, 2021

Geneva

August 30 - September 8, 2021

BWC Meetings of Experts

September 13 - 17, 2021

Geneva

Biological Weapons Convention – Second Preparatory Committee for the Ninth Review Conference (to be confirmed)

September 13 - 17, 2021

Vienna, VIC C-BR C

IAEA: Board of Governors*

September 20 - 24, 2021

Vienna, VIC-M M Plenary

IAEA: General Conference, 65th session*

September 27 - 27, 2021

Vienna, VIC C-BR C

IAEA: Board of Governors*

October 18 - 22, 2021

Vienna, VIC C-BR C

CTBTO: Working Group A, 60th session* (tent.)

November 8 - 26, 2021

Geneva

Biological Weapons Convention – Ninth Review Conference

November 10 - 12, 2021

Vienna, VIC C-BR C

CTBTO: Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization Preparatory Commission, 57th session* (tent.)

November 15 - 19, 2021

Vienna, VIC-M M Plenary

IAEA: Board of Governors (including the Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee) *

November 22 - 25, 2021

BWC Meetings of States Parties

November 26 - 29, 2021

1st meeting of the Preparatory Committee/Ninth Review Conference

November 29 - December 3, 2021

Noordwijk, Netherlands

Anti-Personnel Landmines Convention – 19th Meeting of States Parties

April 4 - 8, 2022

2nd meeting of the Preparatory Committee/Ninth Review Conference

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